Here are some informative industry related links:
Want to read a recap from the Chicago 2012 COLLABORATION Facades Conference? Click here.
The next COLLABORATION: The Art & Science of Building Facades will be held in New York City, April 11th and 12th, 2013.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association: (AAMA) www.aamanet.org
AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) www.abc.org
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 79 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with two million employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.
American Subcontractors Association www.asaonline.com
Representing Subcontractors & Suppliers in the Construction Industry Since 1966
Architecture Engineering Construction: www.aecinfo.com
Resources and information to the AEC industry.
American Design Drafting Association: (ADDA) www.adda.org
The ADDA is an individual membership society for the design drafting and digital design community across all industries.
American Institute of Architects: (AIA) www.aia.org
Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857
American Institute of Building Design: (AIBD) www.aibd.org
The professional society for America’s residential designers and architects.
Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) www.licensedarchitect.org
Advancing the Architectural Profession by supporting and improving our role in the built environment.
AU Online http://au.autodesk.com
Autodesk University Online class handouts and sessions.
AUGI Revit Forum http://forums.augi.com
Revit discussion forums. The greatest Revit forum resource networking colleagues around the globe!
Autodesk's Revit Library http://revit.autodesk.com
Autodesk® Revit® Library has hundreds of free Revit families. Revit locates this webpage via the file dialog box Web Library button. Autodesk University (AU) offers a year-round learning and networking experience that helps AU members develop professionally and advance their careers. Membership is free.
Join the revolution of BIM communication at warp speed. A team of architects and computer programmers use advanced processes and custom tools to spearhead a building industry revolution. Get involved!
Building Owners and Managers Association International: (BOMA) www.boma.org
BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.
Builder Central: www.buildercentral.com
A comprehensive builder and construction web directory
Building Enclosure Council: www.bec-national.org
A network of Building Enclosure Councils in major cities across the United States. The BECs are charged with providing a forum for the construction industry on the crucial area of building enclosures. Through meetings and information resources, the BECs will provide valuable information on successful building enclosure design.
Cadalyst Magazine http://www.cadalyst.com
Free Digital Edition, CAD Magazine.
CurtainwallBIM Blogspot: The software of choice is Revit and the goals are to address any BIM related curtain wall issues, disseminate CW related information, and to help solve any problems ourselves or through dialog with other blog followers. If you see a problem, or a better solution, please feel free to jump in and add your two cents. http://curtainwallbim.blogspot.com
Glazierscenter Software: www.glazierscenter.com
The Glaziers Center. is a software and machinery distribution company dedicated to bringing innovated ideas, technology and machinery together in a completly new and revolutionary line of CAD systems and machine lines for the Commercial Glazing Industry
Glass Association of North America: (GANA) www.glasswebsite.com
The leading association serving flat glass manufacturers, fabricators and glazing contractors.
Lynn Allen Blog: Stay current with all things AutoCAD http://lynn.blogs.com/
Metal Construction Association www.metalconstruction.org
Founded in 1983, MCA's mission is "expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education.
National Building Specification (NBS) www.thenbs.com
NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals.
National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) www.ncsea.com
The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession. NCSEA serves the needs of the structural engineering profession, its clientele, and building industry constituents.
OPS Forum http://onuma.com/forum/index.php
Public forum for all interested in the Onuma Planning System (OPS), which includes BIMStorm events.
Rapid Materials http://www.rapidmaterials.com/
Rapid Materials provides Alucobond® and Reynobond® Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels; cut to size, ready to fold and install, direct from the Miller-Clapperton Partnership, Inc. (MCP). Rapid Materials offers fabricated panels, starter installation kits, attachment angles, basic fasteners, and other accessories, which allow you to get started quickly. Rapid Materials panels can also be field modified to allow you to proceed with ordering the material, even before all of the field dimensions are available.
Reed First Source-State & Municipal Building Code Library www.reedconstructiondata.com/smartbuildingindex/
Reed Construction Data’s portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market analytics and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the US and Canada
Revit City http://revitcity.com
Resource center for Autodesk Revit users. The site includes forums and open sharing of Revit families, materials, fill patterns, etc.
Revit news, tips, and tricks from The PPI Group's Revit evangelist
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) www.smps.org
The Society for Marketing Professional Services was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) www.agc.org
AGC serves our nation's construction professionals by promoting the skill, integrity and responsibility of those who build America.
The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry www.awci.org
The mission of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members' ability to operate a successful business.
The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council: (BETEC) www.nibs.org
The Institute is an authoritative source of innovative solutions for the built environment.
The Building Envelope Forum: www.buildingenvelopeforum.com
The Building Envelope Forum is a quarterly on-line publication specifically targeted for architects, builders, building owners, building officials, consultants, contractors, developers, engineers, technologists, technicians, manufacturers, property managers, researchers, specifiers, and suppliers. It provides a comprehensive, interactive environment that promotes the exchange of information and “best practices” related to the design, construction, retrofit, and maintenance of the building envelope, as well as the very latest developments in the materials, products, and components related to this complex building system and technology.
The Construction Specifications Institute: (CSI) www.csinet.org
CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. Knowledge for creating and sustaining the built environment.
U.S. Department of Energy www.energy.gov
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
US Green Building Council (USGBC (LEED)): www.usgbc.org
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.